World Population Day is an annual event, observed on July 11 every year, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. The event was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989.
The Global Population Day is observed with the goal of highlighting the difficulties created by overpopulation and raising awareness about how overpopulation may harm the ecosystem and progress of humanity.
- World Population Day falls on July 11th every year.
- The first World Population Day held fallen on 11th April 1989 at United Nations.
- The world population crossed 5 billion marks in the year 1987 marking this day as “Five Billion Day”.
- The objective of the day is to focus the world on the problem arising from over population.
- This day also envisages about the reproductive health of the people especially women.
- Population issues are related to family planning right to health knowledge about sexually transmitted diseases gender equality etc.
- This day also aims at empowering the youth and women.
- This day spreads the importance of safe family planning methods especially in the rural region.
- 2018 marked the 50th anniversary of the international Conference on Human Rights related to the focus of Family Planning, held in the year 1968.
- The world population is increasing at a very rapid rate, so the time has come when we have to take this issue seriously.